Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hiding The Slaughter - OpEd | Albany Tribune News
Big Wind hides evidence of turbine bird kills – and gets rewarded. Here’s how they do it.
Since the early 1980s, the industry has known there is no way its propeller-style turbines could ever be safe for raptors. With exposed blade tips spinning in open space at speeds up to 200 mph, it was impossible. Wind developers also knew they would have a public relations nightmare if people ever learned how many eagles are actually being cut in half – or left with a smashed wing, to stumble around for days before dying.

To hide this awful truth, strict wind farm operating guidelines were established – including high security, gag orders in leases and other agreements, and the prevention of accurate, meaningful mortality studies.
UPDATE: U of M’s new Arctic research centre brings leading climate change research to Winnipeg
On a morning where Winnipeggers woke up to a mighty blast of winter, the University of Manitoba couldn’t have picked a better day than Monday to unveil their new Arctic research centre.

The $15-million facility—named after former Northwest Territories premier Nellie Cournoyea—has 60,000-square-feet of specialized laboratories, state-of-the-art instruments and classrooms, and will lead global efforts to understand climate change, according to Dr. David Barber, director of the school’s Centre for Earth Observation.   [I'm confused--if climate skeptics are so much better-financed than the believers, where are our brand-new $15-million facilities?]
Teachers should be given free rein to teach climate change in schools
This is not about climate change being "banned" from schools, as some might want to portray this.

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